Single taxi medallion loan sale not in best interest of CUs, members

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NCUA selling its portfolio of taxi medallion loans is not an appropriate step at this time, CUNA and three League partners wrote to NCUA, as it may harm not only the credit unions holding taxi medallion loans but ultimately all federally insured credit unions due to the effect on the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.“We urge the NCUA to refrain from such a sale and to instead engage with CUNA, the state leagues, and credit unions—both those directly and indirectly involved. Such collaboration could bring about a more creative solution than simply selling the entire loan portfolio to a single investor at a significant loss,” the letter reads. “While such a sale may be the quickest and easiest approach for the agency, it is not in the best interest of credit unions and their members, including borrowers who took out loans to obtain taxi medallions.”The signatories–CUNA, the CrossState Credit Union Association, the Illinois Credit Union League, and the New York Credit Union Association–urged NCUA to refrain from selling its entire taxi medallion loan portfolio to for-profit debt buyers for several reasons:Selling to a single investor, while quickest and easiest for the agency, would almost certainly result in a lower sale price, which would have a direct impact on the Share Insurance Fund;last_img read more

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Storm Ciara stops Man City-West Ham clash

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 The Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham was postponed as Storm Ciara caused havoc with Sunday’s sporting programme. City announced at 11:15am that “extreme and escalating weather conditions” had forced the postponement. The game at the Etihad Stadium had been due to kick-off at 4:30pm. Due to extreme and escalating weather conditions and in the interests of supporter and staff safety, today’s @premierleague match against West Ham has been postponed. “Due to extreme and escalating weather conditions and in the interests of supporter and staff safety, today’s match has been postponed,” said a Manchester City statement. “This decision has been made by Manchester City’s safety officer following consultation with club stakeholders and officials at West Ham United. “Further information regarding the rescheduling of today’s match will be published in due course.”Tags: Manchester CityStorm CiaraweatherWest Ham Unitedlast_img read more

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Fashola receives Champions League trophy in Lagos

first_imgGovernor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state Thursday received the UEFA Champions League Trophy, even as he urged African continent to tap into the opportunities the game of football present. The governor added that tapping into the benefits of football would help the continent grow its economy and alleviate poverty. Fashola who spoke after receiving the trophy at the State House, Ikeja as part of the ongoing trophy tour in Lagos, said “millions of children on the streets can benefit from the enterprise the game of football brings, and that opportunities abound in the round leather game, which has become a major economic contributor to global development.”Among those at the presentation include former Super Eagles players, Austin Jay Jay Okocha and Sunday Oliseh, former European Footballer of the Year, Ruud Gullit and top management of Heineken, sponsors of the UEFA Champions League football competition. The governor continued “We must take benefit of the power of football as a tool for growing economy and for alleviating poverty. We can take millions of kids off the streets, we can take millions of people off the streets through jobs in stadia, stewards, food vendors, transportation, jersey manufacturing, and so on”. He said that one of the lessons of the success of the UEFA Champions League and the followership it has gained across the world is what the continent could tap into to boost the followership of African football club competitions. According to him “Can we improve the sponsorship of the African Champions League, can we increase television rights, pay offs, and so on. It’s pretty in our hands all to do, we have all of the big brands here, we have the television coverage now, the internet and media reach is increasing”. Fashola commended the sponsors of the trophy tour for the opportunity for football lovers to catch a close glimpse of the trophy, an initiative he said can inspire young people to dream big and achieve their goals. “This is a rare opportunity for Lagosians to make contact with the trophy which symbolizes many long nights of engagements and passion in Nigerian homes and communities and I will like to thank most especially Ruud Gullit who has been a wonderful ambassador of the game in his playing days and also off the pitch, I hope your commitment will continue to inspire many young people in the area of sports and football especially,” he said. Fashola also urged the organizers of the tour to create a forum to allow school children in the state get an opportunity to feel the trophy before the tour ends saying such will be more defining for them”. He said the state government on its part has in the past invited sportsmen who have achieved in their chosen career to run academies and sports clinics to inspire young pupils, expressing willingness to do same in future.Gullit, a two time winner of the UEFA Champions League, while unveiling the trophy with the Governor said it was his first visit to Nigeria, just as he commended the country for producing excellent football players in the past.last_img read more

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Positive Adult Connections Mean Better Health for Teens

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Public HealthSo many of us have teens or tweens in our lives – at home, at work, at church, or in other activities. Research shows that when kids have at least one stable, supportive relationship with an adult their health improves. This holds true for young children and remains extremely important for older kids.Teens and Elders in the STEP program come together to play games, share stories, and learn from each other. Photo credit: Kaylie RothRecently released results from the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey provide some good news about the presence of caring adults in the lives of local youth, but also signals that too many middle school and high school students are still missing this important connection with adults. According to the Thurston County survey results:4 in 5 middle and high school students say they can talk to a parent or guardian about problems.3 in 4 middle and high school students say there is an adult in their neighborhood or community that they can talk to about important issues.However, the survey also shows that:1 in 10 middle and high school students say they have no adults they can turn to.Kids need positive relationships with adults who support, guide and value them. Positive adult connections help them develop their potential, bounce back when things don’t go well, and reduce their risk for a range of poor health outcomes including substance use, depression and risky sexual behavior.According to the Thurston County survey results:1 in 3 high school students who could talk to their parent or guardian about a problem experienced depression in the past year. For those who could not talk to their parent or guardian, 2 in 3 have experienced depression.1 in 3 high school students who could talk to an adult in their neighborhood or community had experienced depression in the past year. For those who had no adult like this to talk to, the figure was 1 in 2 having experienced depression.The Parents Matter Campaign celebrates those in our community who have important conversations with their teens and inspires them to continue having these important conversations. Photo courtesy: Parents Matter Campaign.Caring adults are often parents or other family members, but not all adolescents have a positive connection with family. No matter where you connect with tweens or teens, consider doing more of the following things:Encourage them to take part in activities they enjoy and that you can do together.Encourage them to try new things. Suggest positive activities that allow them to practice skills and feel good about themselves.Ask about their friends, and help them identify friends that make them feel happy and confident.When you talk with them, ask open-ended questions that require more than a yes or no answer. Help them share.Invite them to talk about their successes and challenges, and teach them the value of the process—not just the final achievement.Say the positive things you notice about them. Don’t just think it. Tell them.Use your time with them to explore their future goals and engage with them about how to establish realistic steps to achieve them.Caring and open communication is important for kids. Every time you connect with a tween or teen and listen to them, comfort them or inspire them you are helping to build their potential and protect their health. The presence of caring adults is a protective factor for children and youth.For more information on talking with adolescents, you can visit:http://www.starttalkingnow.org/https://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/parent-guardian-resources/index.htmhttps://changingmindsnow.org/healinglast_img read more

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Rebels shutout Leafs

first_imgThe Castlegar Rebels scored three times in the second period to post a 3-0 shutout over the Nelson Leafs as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League kicked off its 2010-11 season Friday in the Sunflower City.Taylor Anderson, Dylan Richardson and Erik Wentzel scored during a four-minute span for the home town squad. Richardson and Wentzel each finished the game with two points. Veteran netminder Andrew Walton stopped 19 shots to register the shutout.Leaf goalie Marcus Beesley was definitely the busier of the two backstoppers, facing 39 shots, including 20 in the middle frame, as the Rebels sent the announced crowd of 371 home smiling.The victory was the first of his coaching campaign for Castlegar product Steve Junker. The Castlegar Minor Hockey grad, replacing Brent Heaven behind the bench, joined the Rebels coaching staff after spending the past 13 seasons playing professional hockey in Europe.last_img read more

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